Category: Blog

Note

Due to unforeseen problems, this week will not have any reviews on the blog. However, next week will come back to normality and contain an ‘In Depth’ discussion on Season 2 of Westworld, a game review and Hannibal Season 2.

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SHORTS! – What is it all about?

Who am I?

Pedro Figueiredo Nogueira - Porto

I’m Pedro Figueiredo Nogueira the writer and creator of this blog. I’m currently studying Journalism at a university in Portugal. I created this blog for some reasons and decided to write it in English because it is the language I am used to writing the most in. I’ve written a book already, even though it is not currently for sale, but maybe one day I can share the experience of writing it with all of you as well as the book itself. But why did I create this blog? I want to one day be a full-time author, maybe even get to direct and write some movies. I love talking, debating and having deep conversations about this subject. It is something that interests me more than most things. I want to share my thoughts on the movies I’ve seen and on the ones to come. Even though I like talking about them in depth, I doubt most people would be interested in me pointing out really specific things and saying exactly what is good and bad. So, I came up with the types of reviews that are currently being posted.

 

How does it work?

Paragraph reviews are my main way to express my opinion about something here. It gives me enough space to tell everyone in a clear and simple way if I think a certain movie is worth their time. It doesn’t take more than a single paragraph and I think it is easily accessible to everyone as it doesn’t take long to read.

Pocket reviews are my secondary way to approach a subject. If I think a movie or show has more things to it that I would like to talk about, this is the review to do. It is also not that big with a maximum of five paragraphs, but it explores more deeply the themes and some aspects of what I’m reviewing.

What about… and Unfinished reviews are just other ways for me to talk about something. They each explore a subject in a different way. If you want a specific explanation of what they are, go to the “Other Reviews” page on the menu.

There are also some other types of reviews coming, so you’ll have to wait for it.

-What is my post schedule?

For the first two weeks of the blog, I posted every day without skipping a single one. However, from now on it will be only three days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at exactly 5:00 PM Lisbon time. What about… posts are not included in this as episodes from tv shows might come out outside the specified days.

-How do I choose what I review?

I review what I watch, so if I’m in the mood for some horror movies those are probably the reviews that are going to come out later. However, if you ever want me to review a certain thing, please comment in one of the posts or on the Facebook page and I’ll be sure to consider it.

-What about newly released movies?

Theaters here in Portugal are not cheap, which can be a problem. But don’t worry, I do go there sometimes and will be sure to review the movie afterward. On TV shows, I don’t need to go far to watch them, so I’ll try to have a review of a new one every now and then (note: I do not watch every single TV show out there, feel free to recommend me one if you want).

 

So that is it. If you want, you can follow the blog by just signing up to receive notification via email or like the page on Facebook that will have updates every time a new post is published. Hope my reviews can help you and entertain you.

Pocket Reviews

These type of reviews are for those movies, TV shows, games and other media that I deem necessary to express my opinion in more detail. I’ll give the example of movies. Some can be easily pitched in a paragraph, they can be good with few mistakes or bad with little correct hits. However, some movies are not actually bad and not actually good, they vary a lot from people to people. So, for those movies, I have this separate category where I’m going to analyze the ones that don’t exactly fit in the paragraph reviews. I’ll still make the other reviews for them, but there are going to be more detailed versions in this category.

You might be thinking right now: “Isn’t this called Pocket Reviews?”. Indeed it is and there is a reason. Just because I’m going more in depth, it doesn’t mean that it will take me 2 pages to get the idea though, I’ll still just use a few paragraphs and always try to stay below five. I hope you enjoy it.

Paragraph Reviews

With this type of review, I want to be able to express my opinion on a certain subject in just a simple paragraph. I’ll tell the reason I certain thing is good or why it is bad, explaining my point of view and why I think it is worth it or not. With the way things are going today, people want a short opinion that would direct them or not to a specific entertainment. I hope this is an interesting format that would make you want to come back to see more. Note: I do not give any movie, TV show, game or anything else a rating, as I think it is arbitrary if someone will like it or not, that is why I point out the good and bad on a movie without spoiling anything.